Status of ACE License Submission
Douglas C. Schmidt
schmidt at dre.vanderbilt.edu
Thu Sep 15 17:54:07 UTC 2005
Can someone send me a URL for the New BSD License? As long as it
says the same things I don't have a problem with using it. However, we
still need to add some other things to the DOC license to cover certain
things that are important to the legal departments at Vandrbilt, et
al. (such as making it explicit that Vanderbilt assumes no liability for
anything that goes awry when using this software). I assume this isn't
an issue, right?
> Ken Sedgwick writes:
> > The relicensing question (and other issues) were raised to the ACE folks
> > in May, and the amended ACE License was the result. I'm unclear at this
> > time whether the result has met the requirements or not.
> > What course of action do you recommend?
> Relicensing under the New BSD License. I cannot see anything one
> could do under the BSD license that one could not do under the DOC
> license. No one who contributed to the DOC project would be surprised
> by any actions taken by a BSD licensee. There is case law which
> allows a change of license if there are no changes in permission.
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